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Egyptian court upholds niqab ban for professors at Cairo University

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 19 Jan 2016
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Egypt's Administrative Court upheld Tuesday a decision by the president of Cairo University to ban its academic staff from wearing the face veil, or niqab, during classes.

“It is not allowed for academic staff and their assistants, at all faculties and institutions, to teach theoretical or practical classes or to attend laboratories or practical trainings while wearing the niqab,” the university's decision stated.

Lawyer Ahmed Mahran had filed four lawsuits against university president Gaber Nassar with the administrative court on the grounds that the October decision was unconstitutional.

Mahran represents 80 researchers who wear the niqab.

Nassar has said the decision was made for the sake of "general welfare" and is meant to "ease communication with students" and "advance the educational process," adding that the ban is restricted to classrooms at the times of lectures, so teachers are still allowed to wear their niqab on campus.

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Terrence
25-01-2016 09:02am
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Ban the niqab over the head
Why are some people so worried about a piece of cloth that some women choose to wear? These are the same people who have no compunction about putting a niqab over everything else. I would like to say - Ban the niqab over their head! So that they are able to think; so they are able to distinguish between right and wrong; so they can realise that the person with the gun is not whom they should bow down to and sing praises for the little crumbs he may dole out to them from time to time.
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19-01-2016 07:47pm
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Good ...
They should ban it across all of Egypt. It's not only an insult for women, it's an insult to all humanity.
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